At Spence Funeral Services, we help families through the process of saying farewell by creating meaningful celebration gatherings that honor the love and life of those who have passed. We help families share special and unique remembrances by providing caring guidance and supporting individual wishes.

Our mission has always been to provide excellent service to families while keeping costs affordable. As a long-standing member of the local community, we are a resource for individuals and families for funeral and memorial services in Manheim, Lititz, Elizabethtown and the surrounding Lancaster County areas.

We understand that it is not always possible to attend a visitation or service. We’ll create beautiful online memory pages to reach out to those who want to express their love and support. Family and friends may share a condolence or memory, post a photo, watch a webcast of the service, and more.

Please feel free to browse our pages to learn more about preplanning, grief support, traditional funeral and cremation services that we offer. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.

     Funeral Webcasting

Our newest innovation in funeral service, webcasting, allows others to attend your loved one's service. Funeral webcasts are viewed over the internet and are archived for future viewing. We can also produce a DVD of the service as a permanent keepsake.

Spence Funeral Services and Matthews Children’s Foundation Support COBYS

COBYS Family Services in Lancaster County recently received a $1,000 donation from the Matthews Children’s Foundation, represented by Derek Miller (right), to support efforts in recruitment of resource families who provide safe and loving homes for foster children. Bill Spence (left), owner of Spence Funeral Services in Manheim, and generous supporter of COBYS, recommended the organization to receive the donation from Matthews Children’s Foundation. The Foundation serves as the charitable entity of Matthews International and aims to distribute funds to nonprofits, like COBYS, that work for the benefit of children.

Businesses like Spence Funeral Services and Matthews International are valued partners of COBYS. According to Anne Stokes (center), director of development at COBYS, “The generous financial support of businesses, individuals and churches throughout the region, allows us to deliver our critical care services to children and families who need them most. We are so grateful for this donation.” 

Grow a Living Memory®

Spence Funeral Services is excited to offer a new eco-friendly option for memorializing a loved one with The Living Urn® - America's first Bio Urn and Planting System designed to grow a beautiful, enduring memory tree, plant or flowers with cremated remains. Honor a loved one when they pass on and celebrate and commemorate all they've given us - the joy, the companionship, the love - and keep their memory present in our lives!  

Select a tree well-suited to your specific region from the many options (The Living Urn Tree Selection). A beautiful, enduring living memorial will then grow up from the urn to keep your loved one's memory present in your life!